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Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Service is spalling. Staff aren't trained and coordinated. We place orders for coffee and drinks, 5 staff members standing around just looked at each other, may be to check who is going to take care of this orders. 30mn later, we were not served and some the 5 staff members just walked off the bar. If you need a drink,...

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San Diego
Reviewed 9 January 2013

Playa Tortuga is one of the larger hotels on the Bocas Islands- it has a nice bar/restaurant over the water, and has lovely freshwater pools if you want one of those. Rooms are definitely tired feeling and things could get noisy sometimes. However, it is a reasonable option, and probably best for a family rather then a couple since it...

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Miami, Florida
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Nice hotel located 10 min driver from the main "party" area. I wasn't lucky and got a room that is actually a part of 2 rooms - inside the room there was a door leading to another one and there was a very noisy family with kids so make sure your room isn't connected with another one. Free internet -...

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Maple Ridge, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2013

Bocas is a wonderful place to visit. I have enjoyed many of the beaches, tours and restaurants. However I would recommend staying at a different place. From time to time, we got a smell of something really nasty. Also, there is some kind of loud generator that runs and then shuts off. Just when you think it's going to be...

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Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 3 January 2013

I agree with bfdolly. The hotel has a great location but is highly overrated. Also there was an overwhelming smell whenever we tried to go to the beach or get in a cab to go to town. Actually we smelt it almost anytime we left the room. I complained several times about this obnoxious septic smell, and had been told...

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Canada
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We stayed here over Christmas with our two adult daughters.For anyone who has traveled extensively to resort areas in other 3rd world countries in the Caribbean,and see a 4 star rating for this hotel ,just be aware you will be disappointed. This hotel enjoys one of the better locations in the Bocas area and the views from the rooms are...

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Reviewed 26 December 2012 via mobile

I want to start by saying that we had an amazing time at this hotel! The setting was fabulous...a quiet paradise. However, as previous posters, I will caution people not to expect luxury. The hotel is basic, but clean. If you are not looking for luxury, but for relaxation, then don't let the cover of this book fool you. The...

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Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 15 December 2012

From the moment you arrive at the airport and are greeted by Hotel Personnel, you get the feeling you are going to have a good time. The 10 minute drive through the quint town of Bocas del Toro to the Hotel is unique, and the driver points out some of the interesting sites. Upon arrival at the Hotel you are...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 14 December 2012

Taking in account this Panama area, for me Playa Tortuga best choice in Bocas, since the hotel has good promises, maybe the best in town, with comfortable rooms, all located in front of the see, good beds, clean, Wifi every where, close to the town by taxi, bus or bike, good surroundings. Situated in Isla Colon where are many for...

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Avignon, France
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Playa Tortuga is a perfect hotel for families looking for a hotel with a good variety of amenities: kayaks, swimming pool, gym, bar, restaurant, etc.They also offer tours departing from the hotel, with boats and guides of the hotel. The rooms are nice, with balcony and comfortable bed.The only thing that I didn´t quite like was the buffet and the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical Caribbean Beach Resort on the crystal clear waters of Bocas del Toro, Panama.Playa Tortuga offers 117 stylish room accommodations, each with a balcony and spectacular ocean view. Guests may choose from standard rooms, junior suites and large grand suites, all offering a contemporary décor, modern amenities and a soothing tropical atmosphere.Relax in the hotel’s sea view pool, or sunbathe in our water mirrors while enjoying your favorite beverage from the nearby bar area. Little ones will enjoy the children’s pool. Other modern and convenient amenities include free WIFI and a state of the art Fitness Center featuring a private massage area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

Address: Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: ₹ 7,398 - ₹ 10,606 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Isla Colon
Playa Tortuga Hotel And Beach Resort
Playa Tortuga Resort Beach
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort Isla Colon, Panama - Bocas Del Toro
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#2 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
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“Do not waste your $ here, rip off, terrible service”
 of 5 bubbles 642scottj, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the rooms in the end of the left hall on the ground floor don't offer a view, the rest have beautiful beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles kimv715, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no elevators..the rooms facing the ocean have amazing views..”
 of 5 bubbles sshirritt, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room 303, great view and mouldy free room”
 of 5 bubbles Isabelafromrio, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure everyone has a bed and not the sofa bed.”
 of 5 bubbles Marjolein6, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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